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 |  Jan 07 2014, 9:00 AM

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Anyone who argues that automobiles are lagging behind when it comes to technology will be blown away by these two cars from QNX, which are on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. 

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 |  Dec 04 2013, 8:32 AM

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Honda picked the upcoming 2015 Fit, which will arrive next spring, to be its first vehicle with an integrated Siri Eyes Free system from Apple. 

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 |  Nov 28 2013, 9:02 AM

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Infiniti is running at wide-open throttle right now trying to reinvent itself in a crowded marketplace.

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 |  Nov 26 2013, 11:02 AM

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it will be releasing new voluntary guidelines for smartphone integration with vehicles next year.

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 |  Nov 11 2013, 8:32 AM

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It didn’t take long for the Google Glass augmented reality device to be banned for use by drivers in the U.K., but it seems Nissan is still interested in offering something similar geared toward drivers.

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 |  Aug 06 2013, 9:15 AM

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Ford announced the latest update today for its Sync voice recognition software and MyFord Touch infotainment system.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 12:02 PM

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Google Glass has been rules an official no-no for drivers in the U.K. before becoming commercially available.

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 |  Jun 19 2013, 6:08 PM

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The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) is an annual report that’s closely followed by both automakers and consumers. It measures problems reported by vehicle buyers during the first 90 days of ownership. The research firm released its 2013 findings today at an Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit and the report was full of surprises.

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 |  Jun 17 2013, 10:32 AM

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MyFord Touch and Sync are helping to drive higher customer satisfaction rates, the automaker said today.

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 |  Jun 10 2013, 9:02 AM

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We live in a digital world. For many new-car shoppers megabytes and gigahertz are just as important as horsepower and fuel economy. To members of the younger demographic chips are made of silicon, not potatoes, and ram has nothing to do with trucks. But what about the rest of us? To help customers understand the high-tech features of their cars, every Lexus dealer is staffed with dedicated experts that are at the ready to answer any questions a buyer may have about their vehicle.

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 |  May 27 2013, 12:32 PM

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Chrysler is now installing the same Uconnect 5.0 infotainment software in lower-trim levels of the Ram 1500 pickup truck as it began using in the Fiat 500L for Europe.

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 |  May 23 2013, 8:57 AM

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Though Qoros won’t be heading to America anytime soon, the Chinese automaker is working on an infotainment system built on the Windows Azure cloud platform.

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 |  May 06 2013, 3:02 PM

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Microsoft wants to further increase its involvement in the automotive industry, vastly increasing its role with automakers.

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 |  Feb 26 2013, 12:57 PM

Ford wants to take over the world… of in-car infotainment systems, that is.

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 |  Jan 09 2013, 6:46 PM

Now more than ever, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is laden with car companies demonstrating what’s to come for in-car tech. Of the brands at the show, Ford seems to have its head above the crowd. 

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 |  Dec 19 2012, 11:31 AM

Automakers may talk a big game about preventing distracted driving and improving safety, but at the same time they continue to provide distracting infotainment systems.

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 |  Dec 07 2012, 3:32 PM

Connected services company Agero will provide Acura’s “AcuraLink” infotainment system in the upcoming 2014 RLX.

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 3:02 PM

Generally regarded as an unbiased product information source, Consumer Reports criticized Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system in its critique of the new XTS sedan, which missed out on a “recommended” score, but why? 

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 |  Nov 13 2012, 3:02 PM

One of the more promising items Chevrolet plans to showcase during the L.A. Auto Show later this month isn’t a car at all.

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 |  Oct 17 2012, 10:02 AM

A new platform for in-car entertainment is ready to hit the market, based on the latest software from Research in Motion (RIM) subsidiary, QNX. 

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 |  Aug 27 2012, 10:40 AM

MyFordTouch has taken a beating from many media outlets, including Consumer Reports, but Ford says that they will stay committed to being a leader in the infotainment world. 

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 |  Aug 23 2012, 6:02 PM

How much does an infotainment system weigh on a car’s overall evaluation? A lot if you’re Consumer Reports and the car in question came from Ford.

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 |  Aug 06 2012, 6:01 PM

Chrysler has teamed up with Sprint so that its next-generation Uconnect infotainment system won’t need a smartphone to connect to the Internet. 

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 |  Jul 02 2012, 8:45 AM

With how advanced technology has come in just the last few years, consumers are paying more attention to safety features than what a vehicle’s infotainment system has to offer.

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